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New Local Plan

On Monday 29 January 2018, the Borough of Oadby and Wigston's Local Plan and its supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate.

Further information regarding the Local Plan Examination and current consultations is contained on the Council's specific consultation webpage.

To view a comprehensive index of all documents submitted to the Secretary of State and included on the New Local Plan Evidence Base page, please click on the following link:

Local Plan Reference List 2018 (PDF Document, 245.19 Kb)


Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Submission (2011 - 2031) Document

The submission documents for the the Borough of Oadby and Wigston Local Plan include:

LP6/01: Local Plan Submission Document (PDF Document, 1.38 Mb)

LP6/02: Adopted Policies Map Submission Document (PDF Document, 15.62 Mb)


In addition, the New Local Plan Evidence Base documents, all representations received and any other supporting documents required by the Regulations were also submitted and sent via the Planning Inspectorate to the Secretary of State.

To view the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment that consultants have prepared on behalf of the Council, please click on the link below.

Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment Reports


To assist the Inspector, a Programme Officer has also been appointed. All correspondence relating to the examination is incorporated within LP6/06: Statement of Fact (PDF Document, 256.34 Kb).

Local Development Scheme

The latest version of the Borough Council's Local Development Scheme (2017) (PDF Document, 627.78 Kb) and a summary of the Council's current programme for the New Local Plan can be viewed below.


New Local Plan latest timetable:

  • Three 'Call for Sites' took place for a six week period in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  • The Council published the New Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report in August 2015.
  • The Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Key Challenges - Public Consultation took place between Monday, 12 October 2015 and Monday, 23 November 2015.
  • The Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Preferred Options - Public Consultation took place between Friday, 4 November 2016 and Friday, 16 December 2016. As well as this, the Council also consulted on its associated Sustainability Appraisal and also ran a Call for Sites exercise.

  • The Council undertook the Pre-Submission Consultation on the Local Plan between Monday, 6 November 2017 and Monday, 18 December 2017. As well as this, the Council also consulted on its associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment.

  • The Council submitted the new Local Plan to the Secretary of State on Monday 29 January 2018.

  • The Examination in Public is to be held between April 2018 and May 2018, although a date has not yet been confirmed.

  • The Council are looking to adopt the new Local Plan during June 2018.


Details of the previous Draft Local Plan consultations can be viewed below.


Previous Consultations

Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Pre-Submission (2011 - 2031) - Public Consultation

The Borough Council is undertook a public consultation on the Pre-Submission Local Plan between Monday, 6 November 2017 and 5pm on Monday, 18 December 2017 (six weeks). That version of the Local Plan was effectively a final draft and, therefore, contained the Council’s preferred approach to tackling the key challenges whilst delivering sustainable development for the Borough up to 2031.


Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation Document (November 2017) (PDF Document, 2.39 Mb)

Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Draft Adopted Policies Map (November 2017) (PDF Document, 15.62 Mb)

Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Pre-Submission Statement of Representation (November 2017) (PDF Document, 250.89 Kb)


To view the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment that consultants have prepared on behalf of the Council, please click on the link below.

Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal


To view all of the evidence based documents supporting Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation Document, please click on the link below.

Oadby and Wigston Local Plan Pre-Submission Evidence Base


How to make representations

Comments were required by the Council by 5pm on Monday, 18 December 2017. Any comments received after this deadline will not be valid.

Stakeholders are encouraged to make representations electronically by email to planningpolicy@oadby-wigston.gov.uk Comments can also be submitted by post to: Planning Policy, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR.

Please note that representations at this stage should only be made relating to legal compliance and ‘soundness’ of the Plan. All valid comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of the public examination by an Independent Planning Inspector. All representations should clearly specify in what respect(s) the Plan is considered to be ‘unsound’, and what change(s) would need to be made to make it ‘sound’. A summary of your response must also be provided if the response is greater than 1,000 words in length.

Please also note that copies of all valid comments will be made available for the public to view, including the name of the stakeholder who submitted the representation and, therefore, your response cannot be treated as confidential. However, the Council will not include any personal addresses or signatures.

Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation

A public consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options Document and its associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment took place between November and December 2016. The Council has taken account of the representations received and has fed the outcomes of this into the Local Plan Pre-Submission Document, which is is being consulted on between November 2017 and December 2017.

The view the representations received and the Council's responses, please click on the link below.

Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation Representations November to December 2016 - Officer Responses (PDF Document, 1.07 Mb)

Local Plan Key Challenges Consultation

A public consultation on the Local Plan Key Challenges Document took place between October and November 2015. The Council is now taking account of the representations received and will be feeding the outcomes of this into the Local Plan Preferred Options (Regulation 18) Document, which is due to be consulted on during November and December 2016.

To view a copy of the representations received during the Local Plan Key Challenges (Regulation 18) Public Consultation, please see the document below:

Local Plan Key Challenges Consultation Responses (October to November 2015) (PDF Document, 378.08 Kb)

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